“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and you shall do likewise.”
– Walt Whitman, Poet, Journalist
The Press Club of Long Island will celebrate the amazing life of PCLI Hall of Fame Honoree Walt Whitman with a poetry reading at the little farmhouse in Suffolk County that was his birthplace.
Participants in this first-ever event can read their original poetry or the work of any other favorite poet, or just sit back and enjoy. The event will be open to the public. Wine and cheese will be served.
In memory of the five Capital Gazette staffers murdered on June 28, proceeds from the reading will go to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Full details below Whitman’s photo.
Original poetry that is read will be published on various websites, including pcli.org and liherald.com, so the reading will be an excellent way to share your work not only with your fellow writers, but also the rest of Long Island.
Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station.
When: Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
PCLI Members: Free to attend. $10 to read your poetry.
Students: Free to attend and read.
Non-member journalists in the first two years of their careers: $10 to
attend and read.
Non-members: $15 to attend. $20 to attend and read.
RSVP: PCLI President Scott Brinton at firstname.lastname@example.org.